Hot Eats and Cool Reads: Short Spaghetti aka Goulash Recipe

Feb 12, 2012

Short Spaghetti aka Goulash Recipe

This is another favorite meal from when I was a child. We called it "short spaghetti" but many of you may call it a sort of a "goulash". This is a very simple recipe and it's good to make on a weeknight. I usually have most of these ingredients in the pantry so it's a great go-to recipe for us! Hope you enjoy it was much as we do!

Short Spaghetti

by Sheena
  • 4 c. elbow macaroni noodles
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2- 15 oz. cans tomato sauce
  • 1- 14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes
  • salt and pepper
Cook elbow macaroni according to package directions. Meanwhile, brown ground beef, onion, garlic, salt and pepper until ground beef is cooked through. Add tomato sauce and diced tomatoes and simmer sauce until noodles are finished. Combine sauce and noodles. Season with more salt and pepper as needed. Top with parmesan cheese and serve with some buttered bread!
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  1. This recipe looks delicious! I'm so happy that you stopped over and shared at Mix it up Monday :) I hope you'll stop back often and share more of your yummy recipes!

    1. Thanks! Glad I found you! I will be back soon!!

  2. Oh my Sheena,
    Are you sure you didn't grow up at my house? We call this Goulash and the recipe is almost the same. It is my husbands favorite. It is a great recipe! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great week end.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

    1. Too funny!! This is a favorite in our family!

    2. DITTO - I grew up on this and so did my daughters

  3. I love goulash! My mom always made it with a can of tomato soup - I would love to try it with tomato sauce and diced tomatoes :)

    Stopping by from TTT

    1. I love it too! Never tried it with tomato soup before! Thanks for stopping by!!

  4. I don't know how many time your sister and I made that dish for lunch during the summers in high school! We even made it once for your uncle Norman at your Grandma's house. We shopped at the old Rum River Store for the ingredients :) Memories that make me smile.

  5. Thanks so much for linking up at The Wednesday Roundup! Looking forward to following along!! Angela @

  6. This is such a perfect cold weather meal. Thank you for linking to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. I look forward to seeing you next week.


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